• August 09, 2019

    Sweat Test: The 5 Coolest Features of This Training Shirt

    Finish your workouts with visible proof of that "earned it" feeling. Check out five takeaways from a wear-test of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series In-Training Shirt.

  • July 31, 2019

    You Get Out What You Put In: A Fueling Journey

    Rock 'n' Squad member and Science in Sport Ambassador Gretchen Schoenstein has run 81 half marathons since 2010, with 69 of those being Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races. Thanks to the addition of Science in Sport gels to her training and race day routines, Gretchen has been able to run more and perform better than she ever expected.

  • November 27, 2018

    The Runner's Guide to Gels

    Whether you’re a seasoned endurance runner or new to the half or full marathon, race-day readiness requires a steady, consistent dose of dedication and commitment. But in addition to building stamina through running day in and day out, runners should use training time to focus on one of the most important aspects of racing itself: fueling. 

  • August 31, 2018

    “Train Hard, Train Smart” with Coach Emily Hutchins

    With a background in Exercise Science, personal trainer and owner of On Your Mark Coaching & Training in Chicago, Emily Hutchins knows what it takes to help people reach their goals and become better, stronger, and faster.

  • March 01, 2018

    Runching 101

    It happens to the best of us. Your training plan says you need to run X miles for the day, but you have COMMITMENTS: an early morning meeting at work and dinner plans with friends in the evening. Your only option is to set your alarm for the cringeworthy hour of 4am — or is it? I’m telling y’all — runching is the solution!

  • February 28, 2018

    How to Train for a Marathon PR on a Tiny Island

    A rising talent in both marathon and triathlon running, this athlete's path to performance has been anything but straight and narrow.

  • August 14, 2017

    How to Train for a Remix Challenge

    Race challenges have quickly become an integral part of the running community. Runners can push themselves beyond the constraints of a typical race event, testing their limits over miles, days or even hours.

  • August 14, 2017

    Runching 101

    It happens to the best of us. Your training plan says you need to run X miles for the day, but you have COMMITMENTS: an early morning meeting at work and dinner plans with friends in the evening. Your only option is to set your alarm for the cringeworthy hour of 4am — or is it? I’m telling y’all — runching is the solution!

  • August 11, 2017

    Your Race, Your Pace

    Your race, your pace, right? Right. Everyone (and for every race) has different race goals, from the ever popular PRs to the just finishing and running healthy. 

  • August 11, 2017

    7 Race Day Tips

    You’ve worked hard training for your race. You’ve followed your plan and completed all of your tempo, race pace, and long runs. You’ve tapered appropriately, and you’re feeling good. You’re ready. This will be the day you accomplish your goals, whether it’s to finish feeling great, set a new PR, or qualify for Boston.

  • July 26, 2017

    5 Running Motivation Posters

    Do you need some extra running motivation to get out the door (or just out of bed) for those training runs? Look no further! Here are five, totally free, running motivation posters for you to download, print, or both!

  • June 07, 2017

    6 Marathon Tips for Success

    There’s no way to cheat on race day, but here are marathon and half marathon tips for success that will help increase the likelihood of you rocking on race day!

  • June 07, 2017

    5 Race-Week Tips

    Whether you’re a first-time runner or seasoned marathon runner, when it comes to race week, you want to be prepared either way. The following five race-week tips are simple reminders of things to be aware of to ensure you have the best marathon or half marathon experience.

  • May 31, 2017

    How to Set Realistic Goals

    To be successful (and happy) in running, it is important to set realistic goals, take one day at a time and enjoy the process. Check out these tips to help you get your goals off to the right start.

  • May 17, 2017

    Keys to Running with Mental Toughness

    As a runner, how mentally tough are you? Mental toughness is something most of us would not even consider as part of our marathon training. There are seven key traits that define the champion’s mentality. These traits are resilience, focus, strength, preparation, vision, openness and trust.

  • May 12, 2017

    Strategies for Success in a Half Marathon

    Running is the worst.

    OK, I realize that’s not really the best way to kick off a post about advice for running a half marathon, aka 13.1 miles.

    But growing up, I dreaded…loathed…and even avoided running as best I could. As the overweight kid in class, I became the master of excuses to get out of running — whether it was escaping “the mile test” in gym class or choosing to be the catcher of the softball team because…well, it required the least amount of running.

  • May 08, 2017

    How to Nail Race Day Nutrition and Hydration Infographic

    Congrats, you’ve signed up for a race! Now that you have something on the calendar, it’s time to push your mind and body to go that extra mile every week. Paired with physical training, nutrition is an important part of building your physical strength and energy. Good nutrition helps runners develop the mental and physical endurance they need for race day. It’s the fuel that keeps runners going strong, from start to finish line.

    It’s crucial for runners to understand what their body needs and how to replenish those needs. Make sure to continually fuel up while running to keep your energy level high. Gels and gummies are an easy and convenient source of energy during races. Find out what type of gels and gummies your body prefers by testing different ones during your training runs.

  • April 21, 2017

    Beat the Heat and Finish Your Race Strong

    So your race day is expected to be warm or humid. No need to fret! There are lots of things you can do to prepare yourself to be race-day ready so you can tackle the miles ahead, no sweat!

  • April 13, 2017

    The Rock 'n' Roll Bad Run Bible

    I’ve been running Rock ‘n’ Roll races for a long time now. Ahhh the memories. The experiences. The highs. The lows. And one of the many things I’ve noticed, and loved, at Rock ‘n’ Roll races is how many new runners there are participating! Whether it’s someone’s first 5K, half marathon or marathon, I’m always so happy to be around such dedicated people.

    As you’re all aware, so much work goes into to training for a race. And as many of us are aware, there are going to be quite a few bad runs in a training cycle.

  • April 10, 2017

    3 Tips for Adding Strength Training to Your Marathon Training

    The same year that I ran my first marathon, the 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, I also did my first unassisted pull-up. In fact, these two fitness milestones took place within months of one another. While many people think that there are two main kinds of recreational athletes: those who pound the pavement and those who pump iron, I’ve found that my body performs and feels best when I combine the two.

  • April 06, 2017

    Tips on Tapering for a Marathon or Half Marathon

    Whether you’re planning to use a Rock ‘n’ Roll race as a PR attempt, a training run, a chance to tackle a new distance or a means to party your way through a travel destination, you might be able to relate to something the majority of us are going through: TAPER TIME! According to Runner’s World, the definition of tapering is as follows:

  • March 17, 2017

    Two Training Mistakes You Want to Avoid

    Coach Paul Greer of the San Diego Track Club has been helping runners train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 for 20 years running! In this series, we’ll feature tips, workouts and programs, courtesy of Coach, that will help you conquer your first or 100th marathon!

  • March 17, 2017

    The Secret of Tempo Training

    Coach Paul Greer of the San Diego Track Club has been helping runners train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 for 20 years running! In this series, we’ll feature tips, workouts and programs, courtesy of Coach, that will help you conquer your first or 100th marathon!

  • March 17, 2017

    Hill Workouts Are Your Friends

    Coach Paul Greer of the San Diego Track Club has been helping runners train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon rel="noopener noreferrer" & 1/2 for 20 years running! In this series, we’ll feature tips, workouts and programs, courtesy of Coach, that will help you conquer your first or 100th marathon!

  • March 16, 2017

    Method Approach to Uphill and Downhill Running

    Coach Paul Greer of the San Diego Track Club has been helping runners train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 rel="noopener noreferrer" for 20 years running! In this series, we’ll feature tips, workouts and programs, courtesy of Coach, that will help you conquer your first or 100th marathon!